Fonterra adds more to auction

Better growing conditions have increased milk supply in the latter part of the season.

Fonterra has announced it will increase the amount of milk powder for sale on the GlobalDairyTrade platform, which is likely to depress prices at the next auction.

Organic push 'worth wait'

Organic dairy farmer Janet Fleming is happy with Fonterra's decision to expand its organic milk business.

A South Taranaki organic farmer is welcoming Fonterra's decision to expand its organic milk business.

City kids schooled in rural

Aotea College student Michael McAdam being shown how to use an electronic "wand" by Gallagher territory manager Mike Ward.

You don't have to get your boots dirty to enjoy a career in primary industries.

Teen shearing champ dies

Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, died unexpectedly in Te Kuiti on Monday.

Shearing community in shock after an up and coming champion dies unexpectedly.

Fonterra CIO resigns

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A Fonterra milk truck outside Victory Primary. 

Fine generic Fonterra milk in for schools lite dairy 403 life

Fonterra's chief information officer has resigned but the company is tight-lipped on the details.

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opinion

Lively debate part of process

The Age - GENERIC - 3 June 2008 - Dairy cows wait their turn to enter the milking machine for their afternoon milking session on a dairy farm in the Yarra Valley. Picture by Paul Rovere

OPINION: Finger pointed at the Greens for misinterpretations and misrepresentations about dairy conversions in the Waikato.

Report calls for overhaul of red meat industry

OPINION: When it comes to arguments over how to structure New Zealand agriculture, it seems there's nothing new under the sun.

Guns are well ahead of butter in US

Analysing wine's cash harvest

Fieldays

Wood chips and sales fly at field days video

A family affair: Shane Jordan strikes the last blow into his wood as his brother Jack walks off finished.

The sun came out and so did the crowds as the Central Districts Field Days celebrated all things rural.

Companies chasing overseas investment

Kiwi agri-tech companies showcase their wares in a bid to get investors to bankroll them into export operations.

Kaylah Harris in her Fendt 818 was the winner of the tractor pull at the Central District Field Days.

Girl shows blokes in a tractor pull

Kaylah Harris has shown the blokes that tractors aren't just big boys' toys in winning the tractor pull competition at the Central Districts Field Days.

dairy

Organic milk push 'worth wait'

Organic dairy farmer Janet Fleming is happy with Fonterra's decision to expand its organic milk business.

A South Taranaki organic farmer is welcoming Fonterra's decision to expand its organic milk business.

Activists in spotlight video

A small number of anti-1080 extremists dominate the police suspect list for the infant formula threat.

Better growing conditions have increased milk supply in the latter part of the season.

Fonterra adds more milk powder to auction

Fonterra has announced it will increase the amount of milk powder for sale on the GlobalDairyTrade platform, which is likely to depress prices at the next auction.

advice

Farmer outlines the path up

Sheep and beef farmer Doug Avery on his Marlborough farm.

Working harder isn't always working smarter.

Dealing with heat stress in horses

Nutrition is an important factor in how horses cope with heat.

Fodder beet.

Caution still needed in fodder beet feeding

Stock will continue to die if they are not properly transitioned on to fodder beet, an animal health expert has warned.

aquaculture

Swimming with the export tide

Top fish: NZ King Salmon's Ora King product is considered a world leader.

One of New Zealand's most exclusive food products, King Salmon, is making an impact in the US.

Bump won't slow mussel shucker

A Marlborough woman has retained the title of world's fastest mussel shucker, despite expecting a baby any day.

Emerald jewels: Green-lipped mussels are indigenous to New Zealand.

Green-lipped bounty all ours

OPINION: If New Zealand is to double agri-food exports by 2025 then we are going to need some lateral thinking.

beef

Sheep and beef prices tipped to rise

Prices for beef and sheep are predicted to rise in April.

Sheepmeat and beef prices are predicted to rise in April.

New Zealand signs free trade deal with South Korea

NZ signs free trade deal with South Korea and beef and dairy industries to be biggest beneficiaries.

Supreme winners of 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Award are, from left, William Akers, Laura Oughton, Judy Akers and Hugh Akers.

Guardians of the land - a family tradition

Heritage is important to the family at Broadlands Station which recently won an environment award.

Sheep

Teen's death rocks community

Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, died unexpectedly in Te Kuiti on Monday.

Sudden death of promising shearer Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, causes shockwaves.

Cavalier's wool takeover approved

Competition to substantially lessen but Cavalier Wool Holdings gets approval to buy NZ Wool Services International.

Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, died unexpectedly in Te Kuiti on Monday.

Teen shearing champ dies

The shearing community is in shock after an up and coming champion and member of a stalwart shearing family died unexpectedly.

cropping

Praying for good news

Women from Vanuatu at the Motueka Sunday market. From left, Annie Rueben,
Ariane Kalsrap, Anika John and Renee Jack.

Nelson's orchard workers from Vanuatu face an anxious wait for news after Cyclone Pam devastated the island nation.

Kiwifruit on the rebound

ZespriI chief executive Lain Jager is in no doubt about the benefits of the kiwifruit single seller model.

Picking apples at Levels are Hong Kong bank worker Aloha Ngai, top, and merchandiser Kelly Kwan. The pair are taking a working holiday in New Zealand.

Dry produces good quality apples

Dry weather is providing a helping hand to a local orchard months after hail wrecked up to half its crop.

agribusiness

City students schooled in rural jobs

Aotea College student Michael McAdam being shown how to use an electronic "wand" by Gallagher territory manager Mike Ward.

You don't have to get your boots dirty to enjoy a career in primary industries.

Artificial milk and beef on horizon

Would you buy artificial milk or beef if the price was right?

Boer goat judges Lynn Wickenden and Marlene Andrew, from Tallong in New South Wales, cast a breeder's eye over a couple of does entered in the Upper Clutha A&P Show in Wanaka.

Boer goats 'just perfect' for busy professionals

Boer goats touted as the ideal class of livestock to farm for busy professionals.

Discovery

Better deer health can lift profits

Deer

Big savings are ahead for deer farmers who introduce customised animal health plans.

Eczema fight lessons learned

Beef cattle are affected by facial eczema. It affects their liveweight gains, which ultimately hits farmers in the back pocket.

Farmers hear from Scottish precision farming expert Jim Wilson at a field day on 2013 Ballance farm environment supreme award winners Craige and Roz Mackenzie's property near Methven in Mid Canterbury.

Precision tools help

Adopting precision agriculture tools and techniques can save arable farmers thousands as well as boosting yields, a visiting expert.

rural women

West Coast dairy farmer wins big

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Federated Farmers West Coast president Katie Milne has been named Dairy Woman of the Year.

Dairy Woman of the Year award winner Katie Milne is preparing to rub shoulders with some of the best minds in business.

Dairy women's conference shaping up as 'best yet'

With a dynamic line-up of first-class speakers, the 2015 Dairy Women's Network conference promises to be "incredible."

Federated Farmers West Coast president Katie Milne has been named Dairy Woman of the Year.

Dairy awards winners named

Katie Milne is New Zealand's Dairy Woman of the Year.

Video

Activists in spotlight

A small number of anti-1080 extremists dominate the police suspect list for the infant formula threat.

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